SMTP Mandrill Port 587 Connection Timed out
I have an app that send some notification e-mails for myself using Mandrillapp’s SMTP server. It works fine on my localhost/development, but in DigitalOcean’s Droplet I get an PHP exception telling me that the connection have timed out.
Using Netcat I would be able to confirm this:
nc: connect to smtp.mandrillapp.com port 587 (tcp) failed: Connection timed out
It’s possible to have this working on DigitalOcean or I need to do something else to send e-mails?
Droplet: Ubuntu 14.04 (LAMP Stack)
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.